‘Between Hate, Hope, and Help: Haitians in the Dominican Republic’ by Aida Alami

Between Hate, Hope, and Help: Haitians in the Dominican Republic by Aida Alami.

Monday, August 13, 2018

“Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island of Hispaniola, the largest in the Caribbean after Cuba, but the peoples on either side of the island rarely mix thanks to decades of political tensions and mutual fears fed by a history of wars, massacres, and other atrocities. Some are hopeful that the Dajabón market is a testament to these neighbors’ capacity to get along. But as politicians have manipulated racialized anxieties and fears that defy economic logic and business interests, the strain between the two countries has only intensified.”